"Either you kill the bull, or the bull kills you." Chief Inspector Max Câamara thinks in proverbs, and he hates one thing above all: bullfighting. One hot afternoon in Valencia, however, he has to stand in for his boss judging a festival corrida starringSpain's most famous young matador. That night, he is back in the bullring, and what he finds on the blood-stained sand shocks the city of Valencia to its core. To top it all, Fallas, the loudest fiesta in the country, has just got underway. For Câamara, it seems his problems have only just begun . . .